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2018 Week 1 Analysis: Western Kentucky vs. Wisconsin

MIAMI GARDENS, FL - DECEMBER 30: Alex Hornibrook #12 of the Wisconsin Badgers throws the ball against the Miami Hurricanes during the 2017 Capital One Orange Bowl at Hard Rock Stadium on December 30, 2017 in Miami Gardens, Florida. Wisconsin defeated Miami 34-24. (Photo by Joel Auerbach/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Alex Hornibrook

Western Kentucky vs. Wisconsin
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Western Kentucky won 6 games in 2017 against 5 FBS opponents (Ball State, UTEP, Charlotte, Old Dominion & Middle Tennessee State) with a combined overall record of 15-46 or .245%. The Hilltoppers won those games by a total score of 169-118 or 10.2 ppg.
Western Kentucky also defeated FCS opponent-Eastern Kentucky by a score of 31-17.

 

 

 

 

 

 
Western Kentucky lost 7 games to FBS opponents (Illinois, La. Tech, FAU, Vanderbilt, Marshall, FIU anad Georgia State) with a combined overall record of 48-41 or .539%. The Hilltoppers lost those games by a total score of 214-131 or 11.8 ppg.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Since 2007, Wisconsin is 9-2 week one of the college football season and have won those games by a total score of 346-141 or 22.7 ppg.
Since 2009, Wisconsin is 34-8 against out of conference opponents (includes FCS & Bowl games) and have won those games by a total score of 1,285-437 or 24.9 ppg.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Wisconsin won 13 games in 2017 against FBS opponents (Utah State, FAU, BYU, Northwestern, Nebraska, Purdue, Maryland, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota & Miami) with a combined overall record of 84-81 or .509%. The Badgers won those games by a total score of 452-168 or 21.8 ppg.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Wisconsin was 7-0 at home in 2017 against FBS opponents (Utah State, FAU, Northwestern, Purdue, Maryland, Iowa & Michigan) with a combined overall record of 54-37 or ,593%. The Badgers won those games by a total score of 240-85 or 22.1 ppg.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Wisconsin was 6-1 on the road or on a neutral field in 2017. The Badgers won those 6 games against FBS opponents (BYU, Nebraska, Illinois, Indiana, Minnesota & Miami) with a combined overall record of 30-44 or .405% by a total score of 212-74 or 23.0 ppg.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Wisconsin’s only loss came in the Big 10 Championship game to Ohio State (12-2 overall) by a score of 27-21.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Wisconsin was 9-1 in the Big 10 in 2017. The Badgers defeated those opponents by a total score of 288-114 or 19.3 ppg. Those opponents (Northwestern, Nebraska, Purdue, Maryland, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan & Minnesota) had a combined overall record of 53-59 or .473%.

 

 

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About Joseph Lisi

Joseph Lisi is a member of the FWAA (Football Writers Association of America), the Maxwell Football Club and the National Football Foundation. He is the owner of the website: www.goforthe2.com and hosts a weekly college football radio show on SB Nation Radio and FNSTY Sports Radio from 10-12pm EST every Saturday morning. Listen live at: www.sbnationradio.com or www.fntsy.com/radio. Joseph is a former college football researcher for ABC Sports and has been featured on: SportsXRadio with Ken Thomson, ESPN Radio, Sirius XM Radio, FNTSY Sports Network, the Sid Rosenberg Show (640 AM Sports-South Florida), 1560 AM CBS Sports Melbourne, FL and multiple media outlets throughout the nation. Joe appears every Friday with Ken Thomson on SportsXRadio for the Football Fiasco in which every game on the college board is broken down during the show. Follow Joe on Twitter: @goforthe2

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